2011 Cadillac DTS 4.6L V8 from North America
Fantastic car. Highly recommended
Front rotors had to be replaced already.
There is a squeaking sound coming from the back seats; not sure what it could be.
People will look at you in this car... this Cadillac is the ultimate American status symbol.
Beautiful interior, leather seats, chrome accents, wood trim, plush carpeting, etc.
Heated and cooled seats work incredibly well in the winter/summer.
Excellent interior room and very quiet at highway speeds.
The air conditioning is awesome, it gets so cold after 5 minutes I have to turn it down!! Same with the heat!!
Massive trunk, you will have extra room left even when it's full.
Very strong acceleration from the V8 in this car... you will not be disappointed!!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th April, 2014
"Massive trunk, you will have extra room left even when it's full"?
What, are you holding down the trunk lid with bungees?
We had a similar car, same model, same engine. Great luxury ride, just keep on top of the cooling system with that Northstar engine. If it starts to run hot, lose coolant, or overheat then stop driving it immediately and get your head gasket looked at. Mine started leaking, blew out and warped the head at only 51,000 miles. Would've been a lot cheaper to fix if we hadn't kept driving it hot. Great cars, it's just that a lot of people forget that you may find a used Cadillac cheap, but you definitely need a Cadillac budget to maintain one. Good luck, happy miles.
I thought the overheating issue was corrected after the '03 model year. What year was your DTS, was it the older DeVille model? I am considering buying one of these next year, and really want to know if this was still an issue on the later models?
2003 is when they fixed the head bolt issue. Any Northstar from any year, if you overheat it once it's pretty much done.
You may be right, ours was actually a 2001 DTS, almost 10 years older than the one reviewed. Hopefully they corrected that issue by now. But I've seen it happen to '95 models, and still by '01 they didn't correct so I'd be a bit leery still. Used Cadillacs can be had pretty cheap, but be prepared for the maintenance and repairs. I read on a Cadillac forum that if you get a Northstar engine don't get one older than '05, they finally put coarser threads in the head bolts by then, but if it's '03 or older, you're still taking a gamble.
I'll take the push-rod 4.9 and 4.5 V8's over the Northstar any day; they were much more reliable and a lot easier to work on.